26 may, 14:30Bru Jazz Brass

RAKS IN AKSI#brass #gypsy #moroccan #world

Ben De Greef: sousaphone, Fran├žois Wanlin: trumpet, Gilbert Lens: sax, Jurgen Moriau: percussion, Rik Staelens: gralla, Veronica Campos: percussion

The gralla, a Spanish double reed instrument with a sharpening loud sound, is central to the group sound. Drums, sousaphone and trumpet completes the band. Musically they elaborate on the folklore of the shawls that you can sometimes hear on the street during both Turkish and Moroccan wedding parties and the gypsy music of le Carnaval Sauvage de Bruxelles.


Discover the Belgian brass bands on Saturday, the 25th of May 2019. They start from Place du Luxembourg in Ixelles and march through the center towards Place de la Monnaie. Follow them step-by-step or get surprised on the go.

Enjoy brass bands from all over Europe on Sunday. The international parade is a novelty this year to emphasize the importance of Brussels as the capital of Europe.

The European brass bands will start at Place de la Monnaie. Via the center they march towards the Esplanade of the European Parliament, for a closing concert between 17:00 and 18:00.

In the meantime, the results of the European elections are coming in and various festivities are held at the European Parliament.

Bru Jazz Brass connects the large European community and Brussels Jazz Weekend.

15:00 start Place du Luxembourg - 18:00 arrival Place de la Monnaie

14:30 start Place de la Monnaie - 18:00 arrival Place du Luxembourg